Also referred to as:
Orthopedic - Certified Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Requirements and Responsibilities
Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic works in collaboration with physicians to manage care for patients in an orthopedic setting. Orders, interprets, and records results of clinical tests and reports results to physicians. Being a Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic prescribes medications and makes recommendations for other therapeutic forms of treatment. Requires a master's degree. Additionally, Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic requires Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.